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was the fact he was able to get the all-powerful rupert murdoch media machine behind him in the late '90s. rupert murdoch was just as right wing then as he is now. but his right-wing tabloid "the sun," which is as dominant in british tabloid media as fox news is anywhere cable news, tony blair convinced the conservative rupert murdoch to have the conservative "sun" tabloid get behind the blair candidacy. this right-wing paper, "the sun," endorsed the labour party and tony blair. so after nearly two decades of the labour party in exile, tony blair got rupert murdoch's backing. that helped him get elected prime minister. labour got to be in charge of britain for the next decade. george w. bush got a new poodle. and we all got the iraq war. whatever you think of what tony blair did with his time in power, his rise to power was skilled, very skilled. and that skill was manifest in part with his triumph in the murdoch primary. josh marshall at the website talking points memos has been writing about this. he wrote about it this past summer and again today. the idea of the murdoch primary everyb
giant under fire. rupert murdoch shuts his news of the world, the paper accused of hacking the phones of celebrities, politicians, and the voice mail of a murdered teenager. the parent company of fox news. assistant basketball coach, bernie fine is fired after some men say he molested them as boys. fine says he is innocent. and jerry sandusky, the former penn state football coach charged with sexually abusing a number of boys he says he was mentoring. head coach, joe paterno and other top officials forced out for failing to alert police after an assistant says he told them he believed he saw sandusky molesting a child. stay with fox 4-rbgs the latest
is setting up a response to the illegal eavesdropping, conducted by rupert murdoch's news of the tabloid. this week's crime victims describe how murdoch's company ruined their lives and wreaked havoc on their company. dozens of employees are under arrest. >>> legal disputes in the penn state abuse scandal. the second-mile charity is agreeing to freeze assets to settle a lawsuit in a sexual abuse lawsuit. the unidentified man is planning a civil lawsuit, seeking damages from second mile and others responsible for sexual assault. jerry sandusky has been charged with sexually abusing eight boys. his preliminary hearing on 48 counts is set for december 13th. >>> one of the men who says he was sexually abused by a syracuse basketball coach is in court this week. the alleged defendant, zach thomaselli is accused of being a victim himself. >> for zach thomaselli, it has been a whirlwind week in this auburn courtroom, he's the defendant, facing similar charges. thomaselli is looking to get a more than three-hour recorded interview with police scratched from the evidence for his trial. he's charg
humble day of my life. >> reporter: a media giant under fire. rupert murdoch shuts his british tabloid news of the world. the paper accused of hacking the phones. school for scandal b 180 teachers and principals in atlanta accused changing answers to hike standardized test scores. investigators say more than 80 educators confessed. and prosecutors charged high schoolers in new york with paying college students to take the s.a.t.s for them. syracuse university assistant basketball coach bernie fine is fired after some men say he molested them as boys. fine says he is innocent. and jerry sandusky, the former penn state assistant football coach charged with sexually abusing a number of boys he says he was mentoring. >> wait for the opportunity to present our side. >> reporter: head coach joe paterno and other top officials forced out for failure to report to police. stay with fox for the latest on penn state and all the scandals in 2012. in 2012. >>> coming up next, some popular movies get something well-deserved recognition. we are right back after this.  >>> today's facebook fan of t
, apple, and rupert murdoch's news corporation. >>> now to decision 2012, republican presidential hopeful mitt romney is expected to pick up another endorsement today. nbc news confirms that illinois senator mark kirk will formally endorse romney. kirk is the highest ranking republican elected in illinois. illinois will hold its presidential primary on march the 20th. other presidential candidates like rick perry and michele bachmann are entering the homestretch in iowa with bus tours. bachmann is on a ten-day bus tour through nine counties. she spoke with david gregory on "meet the press" yesterday about the nation's debt. >> we're acting like greece and italy. that's what people are frustrated with. they want us to act like a first world nation, not like president barack obama is doing. he's acting like we're a banana republic. we've got to get our act together and stop spending money we don't have. >> most candidates are redoubling their efforts between christmas and new year's, when voters will turn out. iowa caucuses are january 3rd. >>> republican officials in iowa are taking new st
and their delusions being attacked by the "wall street journal," yes, rupert murdoch-owned "wall street journal," is attacking them for the house's non-vote on extending the payroll tax. the "wall street journal" saying that the republicans have handed barack obama a victory in 2012's election before the fight has even bmpingt as for the democrat, well, the president had this to say in a portion of his "60 minutes" interview that didn't make it to air. >> i would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president with the possible exceptions of johnson, fdr and lincoln, but -- but, you know, just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history. >> specifically the codification of the largest monopoly banking system in the history of the world that's conducting a $700 trillion extraction supervised by his treasury secretary, tim geithner and, of course, our friendly neighborhood prosecutor eric holder. that's something to be proud of. largest unemployment in the history of the country, largest unemployment going back to the depression and a p
in a divorce. rules package rupert murdoch's wife got $1.7 million. 17 days later he married wendy dame. remember that one. and michael jordan, about $150 million, $160 million he had to settle. and tiger woods, only $100 million. >> only. >> yes, miss tang is in a good mood today. >> we're at seven minutes to the top of the hour. nadia, thank you very much. >>> they've been kicked out, and now they're looking for a place to protest. occupy demonstrators in portland. they have now left a park there. they have their tents pulled down, thrown out. their story coming up. ♪ i want to be a part of it new york new york ♪ >>> good morning, new york city in the background. central park. seeing columbus circle there. new york city. good morning to you. good morning, everyone. good morning, portland, oregon. they saw a pretty interesting evening with the occupy movement there. they're looking for a new spot to demonstrate today. police in riot gear swept into the park where they had been set up and ordered them to get out. several occupy activists were arrested. they had set up camps there af
rupert murdoch, he has all these things going on. the you think he will let the guy at 5:00 say about this stuff, but this together, it's completely wrong and still never? >> that is exactly what i think. come out there and say a bunch of things that are completely wrong and stay on the network. he said a planning is back in the nixon days. you as happy to see glen beck go as i am? you satisfied? c-span: glen beck. >> a special place in my heart. c-span: why is that? >> believe me. a lot of material. no i don't even talk about him anymore because not only has this profile ended on fox news, but his influence has faded. zero while kaytoo was doing. his ratings were high, and did he tell us what this man this is what is wrong, to be, is this is just one factor of what is wrong with u.s. media. the foxes model and then there is everybody else's. what they've managed to do is with people into a frenzy. they work on fear and paranoia, and you have a man like glen r onsed and probablyi do think the key is telling you news with the is acting like this weird, you know, televangelist telling y
was upheld by the dcc and then mr rupert murdoch gave a public statement which you set out in 34 where he said it is clear the young man, that's you, went over and had no hesitation to make the public demonstration. now i've reminded mr. morgan forcefully this is the responsibility to which she is an editor subscribes to in the employment. the company will not tolerate the company's best practices of the popular journalism. i'm going to return to that in a moment. they ask you a little bit in this first witness statement to deal with the issue of the investigators would now be 50 on page 24202 you have no recollection of any personal involvement in the use of the private investigators during your time in the news of the world but we were looking at the period that i think was less than two years. so paragraph 51 from time to time they would engage in a private investigative journalism during my time as editor the professionals were useful tools in securing the water it in evidence for or fact checking the articles and stories the journalists had uncovered about which they received. do you
tried and failed to rob a 7-eleven in a gumby costume. there was wendy murdoch pimp slapping the guy who tried to pie her husband rupert. in were the two old guys who scrapped on stage at a canadian football reunion. alas, there can be but three medalists and only one who wears gold. the bronze goes to the mountain biker who was dominated by a 300 pound leaping antelope. the silver to a crowd favorite who has become an internet hero, the cane-skinned cap eyewitness to a police chase in panama city, florida. >> he came in dukz of hazard, getting it, digging like that, like dale jr. >> it is honestly hard to believe there was somebody better than that guy over the last 12 months or someone more entertaining than the cain/perry campaign combo. >> if they print any more money over there in washington, the goal is going to be good. >> but there was. this year saw perhaps the greatest public meltdown in the history of american popular culture. our 2011 person of the year is the star of both "hot shots" and "tough shots part two," he is mr. charlie sheen. >> tired of pretending. i've been ridin
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